The Hundred Dresses: Day 64

by Erin on August 5, 2013

This is McCall’s 8858, which, for quite some time, was my favorite pattern. I think this is one of the nicest dresses I made with it:

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858

It’s Liberty twill, a pattern called “Enchanted Garden”. I wish I had about eighty more yards of this. (I did have enough left over after making this dress to make a skirt, though.)

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858 bodice

Another thing I love about this dress is that a few years back J. Crew made flats in this same fabric (I should have remembered to take a picture of them as well). So occasionally I wear them together. Here’s a close-up of the fabric, isn’t it fun?

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858 closeup

As I go through and take pictures of older dresses, I’m realizing how much my sewing has improved even in a few short years — I think I should credit all y’all, as sewing for “publication” has made me a bit more fastidious. I think I would have clipped this seam better, now, although I like to think of that visible blue facing as a design detail:

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858 collar

 

The zipper’s pretty good:

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858 side zip and pocket

 

And the back:

Enchanted Garden McCall's 8858 back

Looking at this pattern again, it’s starting to give me ideas. I do love that bodice …

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